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Flying in to Marrakesh

By maggietear
On our Easyjet flight into Marrakesh our pilot kind of missed the runway so we had to circle! Looking down I was struck by both the arid and the lush aspects of the terrain.
We went there for a special birthday in April 2011 so I decided I would take you there for a few days to show some aspects of Morocco! Apologies to any one who knows it well! Apologies also for the fairly naf image to get us there!

Tags: Landscape and travel Morocco red green crops aerial view

Voters: RazvanD, Badgerfred, mrswoolybill and 17 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 9:19AM
Opportunity well used, this is intriguing. It reminds me of patchwork, with everything so neatly placed. Do you know what the crops are?

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 9:49AM
Natures very own patchwork quilt, a great source of inspiration.

Regards Nathan
3 Jan 2013 9:56AM
A fabulous patchwork!

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
3 Jan 2013 10:51AM
A great arial shot Maggie !!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
3 Jan 2013 10:58AM
How very neat. It reminds me of embroidery samplers we used to do at school. Smile
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
3 Jan 2013 11:09AM
Now I know how you got this !! We flew around twice ! we were to high to land first time !!!!!!
3 Jan 2013 11:35AM
Considering you took this out of an aeroplane window, the clarity is magnificent! Very interesting geometric patterns. Well done!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
3 Jan 2013 11:40AM
Order out of chaos, Maggie. Amazing how they get the geometry so right (you should see my strawberry patch!!)

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
3 Jan 2013 12:36PM
The precision in these fields is amazing. A very fine areal shot.
The "kind of missed the runway" must have given you great confidence in that pilot!!!!!
Tibetan 6 3 England
3 Jan 2013 1:34PM

Quote:Natures very own patchwork quilt, a great source of inspiration.

Regards Nathan

That's what I thought lol. and the shot makes a change anyway, like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 3:09PM
Do you think they nees some of our over spiled water from our rivers???
Well seen well taken..

A bit more water and this arid land would become lush, just like England Maggie.
A friend of mine and I were standing atop and hillside above loch Katrine and he told me about his niece on her first foreign holiday, like your flight, hers was coming in over a forrest and the little girl called out, "Mum Mum look at all the broccoli down there".

mugshotmyk 7 3 9 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2013 6:33PM
The compound is so very much at odds with its surroundings. Very interesting.

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